This Christmas season join BYU in a celebration of our differences by attending a performance or discussion or two.
Faith in God: A Black Man’s Perspective: 12:00-1:00 PM 238 HRCB
PEN Talks: “Nontraditional Families“: Join us in a dialogue held in a safe space with fellow BYU students who will share meaningful & eye-opening experiences on their families that have dealt with divorce, addiction, siblings & parents from the LGBTQ+ community, mental health disabilities, etc. 7:00-8:30 PM Varsity Theater
Celestial Jews and Terrestrial Realities: Come experience an inside look into the fascinating religious identity of Judaism. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 382 JSB
Christmas Around the World: A spectacular performance capturing the rich ethnic diversity of the world through authentic choreography, with more than 200 dancers, singers, & musicians in native costumes. 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM Marriott Center (Tickets Required: eventtickets.byu.edu/)
Celebration of Christmas: Usher in the Christmas season with the combined BYU Choirs & the BYU Philharmonic. 7:30 PM de Jong Concert Hall
Christmas Around the World: 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM Marriott Center (Tickets Required: eventtickets.byu.edu/)
Celebration of Christmas: 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM de Jong Concert Hall
FHE: Christmas in Nauvoo: 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 PM Education in Zion Gallery – JFSB
Planetarium Show: The Christmas Star: 7:00-8:00 PM Eyring Science Center Room N465
Special FHE at the MOA with Brian Kershisnik: 7:00-8:30 PM BYU Museum of Art
December 11 & 12
Mawlid al-nabi: This Islamic Holiday honors the birth of the prophet Muhammad, who founded Islam. The holiday is celebrated by reading & studying the prophet’s teachings.
December 25: Merry Christmas!
December 22 – 30
Hanukkah, or Chanukah: An eight-day Jewish celebration that commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, a miracle to many. This celebration begins and ends in the evenings of the respective days.
December 26 – January 1
Kwanzaa: which means “first fruits” in Swahili. Celebrations often include songs & dances, African drums, storytelling, poetry reading, & a large traditional meal. On each of the seven nights, families gather & a child lights one of the candles on the Kinara, then one of the seven values of African culture, is discussed.
December 31: New Years Eve